December Holiday Hours

City Centre

Tue, Dec 24: 9:00 - 3:00
Wed, Dec 25: Closed
Thu, Dec 26: Closed
Sun, Dec 29: Closed
Tue, Dec 31: 9:00 - 3:00
Wed, Jan 1: Closed


Tue, Dec 24: 9:00 - 3:00 
Wed, Dec 25: Closed
Thu, Dec 26: Closed
Sun, Dec 29: Closed
Tue, Dec 31: 9:00 - 3:00
Wed, Jan 1: Closed

Regular Hours

City Centre

Mon - Thu: 9:00 - 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 - 5:00 
Sun: 10:00
 - 5:00

*Closed Labour Day, Remembrance Day, 
Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day


Mon - Thu: 9:00 - 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 - 5:00 
Sun: 12:00 - 5:00 

*Closed all stat holidays and Sundays followed
by a holiday Monday 


Design-Your-Card Contest

Attention all junior artists! Enter our Design-Your-Card contest and two lucky winners will have their design featured on our children’s library cards. Get details.

Keyword Search Our Catalogue

Learn how to do a catalogue search using keywords with a little help from our friends in this video.

Story Times

We offer fun story time programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and families. Storytelling and songs help your child's language development, and the group setting allows you and your children to socialize with others. Join us and share some special time with your child.

•  See the Fall 2019 Story Time schedules at the City Centre branch 

•  See the Fall 2019 Story Time schedules at the Poirier branch 

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Pyjama Story Time on Burke Mountain

Smiling Creek Activity Centre
3456 Princeton Avenue
Thursdays, starting October 3, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Pyjama Story Time, 6:30 - 7:00 pm
Library Link visits, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Join us for a bedtime story at the new Smiling Creek Activity Centre. Bring your family for a fun, no cost evening of crafts, games and active play in the gym. Make yourself at home at Burke Mountain's newest hang out. All ages welcome. 

Saturday Story Time with Santa

City Centre Branch
Saturday, December 14, 10:30 - 11:00 am
Registration: Drop-in

Come for stories, songs and rhymes. Our very special guest, Santa, will read a book and stay for photos!

Christmas PJ Story Time at Mackin House Museum

Mackin House Museum
1116 Brunette Avenue
Wednesday, December 11, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Nestle into the cozy parlour at historic Mackin House and enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and stories read by Coquitlam Public Library storytellers. Admission by donation. Register by phoning Coquitlam Heritage at 604-516-6151.

This program is a partnership between Coquitlam Public Library and Coquitlam Heritage.

Parent-Child Persian Mother Goose

Mother Goose and baby
City Centre Branch
Mondays, September 30 - November 25 and
Tuesdays, November 12 and 19,
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

This program is in Farsi and is for parents and children aged birth to five years-old.

Parents learn to use songs, rhymes and stories to help their children connect sound, rhythm and meaning of language. Register online by carefully following these steps:

1) Type parent/guardian's name.

2) Click "Add more people" to register your child.

3) Type in the name of the child you are registering

4) Registering more than 1 child? Click "Add more people" for each additional child you are registering.

NOTE: There are no sessions on Mondays, October 14, November 11 and 18.

For more information, please phone Fatemeh at 604-468-6023 or Jila Firouzmandi at 604-937-4142. Presented in partnership with SUCCESS Multicultural Early Childhood Development Project.

Parent-Child Mandarin Mother Goose  - PROGRAM FULL - 

Mother Goose and baby
City Centre Branch
Wednesdays, October 2 - November 20
10:00 - 11:30 am

This program is in Mandarin and is for parents and children ages four years and younger.

Parents learn to use songs, rhymes and stories to help their children connect sound, rhythm and meaning of language.

For more information, please phone Susan Wu at 604-468-6024 (Mandarin).

Presented in partnership with SUCCESS Multicultural Early Childhood Development Project.


Sesame Street eBooks

New and classic eBooks featuring Sesame Street characters. Includes read-alongs, eAudio, animated and interactive books. Accessible by browser only. 

To access, choose "Coquitlam Public Library" and then enter your library card number; you must use a Coquitlam Public Library card beginning with 22416… to use this service. Try it today!

Playaway Launchpads

Sturdy little tablets pre-loaded with games about math, transportation, nature, building and engineering, shapes and colours, animals, princesses and more!

Find them on our Express movies shelf at both branches and also available for borrowing on Library Link. Check one out!

Programs & Events Guide - Fall 2019

Program & Events Guide: Fall 2019Our new Programs & Events Guide for fall 2019 includes:
•  School Success programs
•  teen volunteer opportunities
•  art and writing contests for kids and teens
•  employment advice
•  help for newcomers
...and much more!
 Online version                            Printable version

Copies are also available at your local branch.

Early Years Family Drop-In Programs

Are you a parent or caregiver with a child(ren) ages 0-6? Visit one of the FREE drop-in centres in the Tri-Cities! 

These programs are run by the Library's partner organizations. 

Early Years Calendar - Fall 2019

Burke Mountain Fire Hall Story Time

Join us Fridays for story time along with our regular Friday Library Link visit to Burke Mountain Fire Hall. Story times will be from 1:30 - 2:00 pm.

Play & Learn at Coquitlam Centre

Play & Learn at Coquitlam CentreJoin us at Coquitlam Centre mall for Play & Learn story times, songs and crafts! Location: the lower level in front of the Bay. Happens the last Wednesday of each month from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.


All Aboard for Kindergarten

All Aboard for Kindergarten booksA checklist of 100 picture books for parents and their kindergarten-age children to enjoy. With 10 different categories, including: Funny Stories, My Family and Me, Animal Stories, and School Stories. Some books will be for fun, some will help you start a discussion, and all will help your child learn to love reading!
Get your copy and hop on board the reading train!


Learning at the Library

The Coquitlam Public Library offers homework help programs for children. Click on the links for schedules and registration.
  • Reading Buddies
  • This program pairs teens in high school with kids in grades 1 through 4. Sessions run in the fall (October / November), the winter (February / March) and the summer (July / August) at both branches of the Library. It's a great way for kids to practice reading.
  • Homework Help Club
  • Teen tutors provide instructional assistance to kids in elementary or middle school who are struggling with their homework. Sessions run in the fall and spring. Kids must bring homework assignments on any subject to meetings. Teens will provide explanations and/or instructions to the best of their ability.
  • Parlez-nous en Fran├žais
  • Improve your French in the Library's after-school French homework and conversation club! French immersion students in elementary or middle school are invited to practice with French-speaking volunteers from high school. Kids should bring homework assignments, or come prepared to work on their French conversation skills.


    Every Child Ready to Read at Your Library

    Family ReadingEarly literacy workshops for parents and caregivers of newborns to six-year-olds.


    TumblerTry Tumblebooks for kids. Includes read-alongs, eBooks, videos, puzzles, games and nonfiction books for preschoolers.

    To access from home, click the link above. Beside 'Tumblebooks' click 'Login required' to log in with your library barcode (no spaces) and password (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number) then click the 'Tumblebooks' link.

    biblioEnfants_4Essayez BiblioEnfants pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire.
    Ici vous trouverez des livres numériques, des vidéos, des casse-têtes, et des jeux.

    Tri-Cities Community Resource Map

    community services familyThe Tri-Cities Community Resource Map for families is available in English, Chinese, Farsi and Korean.

    Produced by the Early Childhood Development Committee and the Tri-Cities Literacy Committee, this map lists community centres in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra. Organizations include libraries, health services, family drop-in programs, food banks, and ELSA providers.

    The map also lists phone numbers for many community services including parent support, English language practice and literacy help, as well as local parks and recreation centres.


    Library Locations
    Poirier Branch
    575 Poirier Street
    Coquitlam, BC
    V3J 6A9

    City Centre Branch
    1169 Pinetree Way
    Coquitlam, BC
    V3B 0Y1
    604-554-READ (7323)